USC Collaboration Services: Storage and Productivity Apps for Faculty and Staff

USC’s Information Technology Services is now offering all faculty and staff 30 gigabytes of online file storage through Google Apps at USC. Faculty and staff with Microsoft Office 365 accounts also have access to 25 gigabytes of online storage through Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business app.

In addition to the basic storage feature, both apps include advanced collaboration and productivity tools that allow users to create and share documents. These apps provide functionality similar to Dropbox and can be accessed by using a valid faculty or staff USC NetID (username) and passphrase. There are also options for sharing documents with collaborators outside of USC.

Visit the links below to learn more about their features and how to access them.

Google Apps at USC: Google Drive for Faculty and Staff
This app, including the Google Docs document collaboration and sharing feature, is available to all USC employees.

Microsoft Office 365: OneDrive for Business
This app is available to USC employees who have access to Microsoft Office 365. Many more schools and units are expected to opt in during the coming months, and all USC employees are slated to be on Office 365 by November 2014.

To compare the features of these apps, see ITS’s Comparison of Storage and Productivity Apps webpage.

Please note that these apps are not currently approved for storing or transferring legally regulated or high-risk information (such as HIPAA or FERPA data). For a list of these prohibited categories of information, go to the USC Collaboration Services Data Security webpage.

For additional information about USC Collaboration Services, please see the USC Collaboration Services page.